14 July 2010, Wednesday
It's funny that people do not treat time with the respect it deserves. Many people have the tendency to procrastinate.
Procrastination, the habit of putting tasks off to the last possible
minute, can be a major problem in both our career and our personal
life. Side effects include missed opportunities, frenzied work hours,
stress, overwhelm, resentment, and guilt.
Some people enjoy procrastinating. People procrastinate because they're overwhelmed with too much
on their plate, and procrastination gives them an escape. Other times
they''ll feel tired and lazy, and they just can't get going. But for
most others, it's more of a habit.
We put things off because we don't want to
them, or because we have too many other things to do.
things off—big or small—is part of being human.
Some people love
the rush of adrenalin they get when they finish a task ten
it's due, but we (and our body) are getting tired of pulling
We feel okay about procrastinating while in college, but you
this habit will follow you into your working life.
If we put off washing the dishes,
dishes don't bother us, who cares? When our procrastination
leaves us feeling discouraged and overburdened, however, it is time to
For most procrastinators, because it is habitual, they aren't going to wake up tomorrow and never procrastinate again.
might wake up tomorrow and do one or two simple things that will
them finish that task a little earlier or with less stress.
Taking the time to learn about why we procrastinate may help
the cycle whereby we swear up and down that we will never
again, only to find that the next time we have a task due, we
until 5 a.m. trying to complete the task - without knowing
why or how we got there.
Personally, I avoid procrastination like the plague!!! I abhor people who are habitual procrastinators. And many people close and dear to me find my habit intimidating because I'm a stickler for punctuality and DO NOT LIKE to do things at the last minute. And I become easily upset and jittery when people close to me do things at the last minute.
I simply do not understand why people need to procrastinate when things can be done early, in a systematic way and with sufficient time to complete a task or job. Especially to my loved ones, STOP PROCRASTINATING.......and get your task/assignment/work done ASAP!!!